1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 18, 2014 6:26 AM by rob day

    eyedropper tool RGB and CMYK help!


      When I try and sample a color from a graphic imported with the eyedropper tool, it automatically creates the swatch as RGB.  The imported graphic is CMYK and the document color mode is CMYK.  The InDesign file is set for Print.

      Please help.  I hate having to select a swatch and then have to change it to CMYK every time!

        • 1. Re: eyedropper tool RGB and CMYK help!
          rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          For placed ai and pdf files the preview proxy is always RGB so the eyedropper gets RGB values. With image files the eyedropper will return the actual pixel color. If you are trying to get an exact match to the placed vector file's CMYK values, converting the proxy RGB values to CMYK won't work because the color will be a color managed conversion from RGB to CMYK.